Cancelled WW2 Operations

History of Sorts

We all know there were hundreds of Operations during WWII, some successful like “Operation Overlord”, and some not so successful like “Operation Market Garden” There were however, just as many if not more operations which were planned and not carried out or cancelled altogether. Below is a summary of some of these operation, a few of these were quite bizarre.

Operation Vegetarian

Operation Vegetarian was a British military plan in 1942 to disseminate linseed cakes infected with anthrax spores onto the fields of Germany. These cakes would have been eaten by the cattle, which would then be consumed by the civilian population, causing the deaths of millions of German citizens. Furthermore, it would have wiped out the majority of Germany’s cattle, creating a massive food shortage for the rest of the population that remained uninfected.

The cakes themselves were tested on Gruinard Island, just off the coast of Scotland. Because of…

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